MUKWIMA CHILALA writes

@LusakaSun

THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) has called on all political leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to consider pursing a negotiated political settlement for a government of national unity.

Speaking in his capacity as chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and security, President Edgar Lungu said he had spoken to leaders of SADC and the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

He said this through a statement issued to The Sun by his first secretary for press and public relations Amos Chanda.

The President observed that given the strong objections to the provisional results of the election (SADC) has called on all political leaders to consider a negotiated political settlement for an all-inclusive government.

President Lungu said he also had spoken to the provisionally proclaimed winner Felix Tshisekedi and other stakeholders within and outside of the DRC.

 “SADC draws the attention of Congolese politicians to similar arrangements that were very successful in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya where governments of national unity created the necessary stability for durable peace,’’ he said.

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